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" Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congregations;... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 248
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1798 - 446 pages
...whichthofe called Methodifts have, Johnfon faid, f It is owing to their expreffing themfelves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good...by men of fenfe. To infift againft drunkennefs as a erime, becaufe it debafes Reafon, the nobleft faculty of man, would be of no fervice to the common...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...Subjec-.,, &c . by Jofeph Milner, AM Master of the Grammar School of Kingston-upon-HuH^ 1789,^. II. -, and familiar manner, Which is the only way to do good...learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congrega- • tions ; a practice, for which they will be praised by men of sense. To,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...of every denomination. expressing Aetat. 54.] The Methodists. 531 expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good...clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a Johnson himself was, in a dignified manner, a Methodist. In his Rambler, No. 1 10, he mentions with...
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Gleanings in England

Samuel Jackson Pratt - 1801
...whom I here allude, to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which, he thought, the only way to do good to the common people, and...learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited 7 to their congregations ; a practice for which they will be praised by men of sense. To insist,...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...those called Methodists have, Johnson said, " It is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good...learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congregations; a practice for which they will be praised by men of sense. To insist...
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Remarks on a pamphlet [by E. Paley] lately circulated in the ..., Volume 1

James Everett - 1812
...success of the Methodists, the Dr. said, "Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which- the clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it i& suited to their...
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The increase, influence, and stability of unestablished religion: no cause ...

Jacob Stanley - Methodist Church - 1813 - 63 pages
...success of the Methodists, the Dr. said, "Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which the clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1817
...those called Methodists have. JOHNSON. " Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which clergymen of genins and learning ought todo from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congregations;...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...those called Methodists have, Johnson said, " It is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do....learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congregations; a practice for which they will be praised by men of sense. To insist...
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Remarks on the rev. Latham Wainewright's Observations on the doctrine ...

James Everett, Latham Wainewright - 1819
...of the Methodists. " Sir," said the Doctor, " it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which the clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their...
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